Josh Hamilton to the DL

May 1, 2009

2008 sensation Josh Hamilton went on the DL Friday night with a strained rib cage.  The move was retroactive to Monday.  Marlon Byrd will continue to hold down Centerfield whil Hamilton heals.  Catcher Max Ramirez was call up to fill Hamilton’s spot on the Ranger roster.

Hamilton was hitting .242 with 2 HRs and 10 RBI.  Byrd is hitting .314 with 2 HRs and 13 RBI.  Ramirez, who was hitting .234 for Triple-A Oklahoma City, will backup Taylor Teagarden while Jarrod Saltalamacchia  recovers from irritated eyes.

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